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  • Freshmen admission-based merit scholarships cannot be stacked with the each other (Distinguished Scholar, Academic Excellence, Tower Scholar, University Scholar, and Northwest Merit). Maximum award is for four consecutive years.

  • The President's Scholarship will supersede the admission-based merit scholarships (Distinguished Scholar, Academic Excellence, Tower Scholar, University Scholar, Northwest Merit, or Northwest Scholar).

  • Transfer admission-based merit scholarships cannot be stacked with each other (Transfer Distinguished, Transfer Academic Scholarship and Transfer Merit). Maximum award is for three consecutive years.

  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship will supersede the admission-based merit scholarships (Transfer Distinguished, Transfer Academic, or Transfer Merit).

  • Undergraduate scholarships are restricted for use during a student's first undergraduate program.

  • All scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time (12 Northwest hours per semester) to receive University scholarships.

  • Students must be accepted for admission by specified dates before scholarship awards can be offered.

  • Admission-based merit scholarships have admission application deadline of May 1 to guarantee scholarship awards. For students who complete their admission application after May 1, scholarships will be awarded contingent upon available funding. The Northwest A+ Scholarship deadline is accepted for admission by April 1. The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship deadline is accepted for admission by February 1.

  • Students participating in a study abroad program where fees are waived will not receive the Bearcat Advantage or the Green and White Advantage that semester.

  • Major-specific and private scholarship award amounts funded through the Northwest Foundation may fluctuate with funding availability.

  • Freshman President's, Northwest A+, and Phi Theta Kappa scholarships are only available to students beginning in fall semester.

  • Transferable credit hours do not include AP, CLEP, military or nongraded credit hours.

  • Renewal requirements must be met within the academic year sequence (fall, spring and/or summer) in order to maintain continuous award of the scholarship.

  • Northwest's scholarship programs are subject to change from year to year based on funding levels and University priorities. While Northwest will attempt to honor renewal programs based on the student's year of admission, the University cannot always guarantee this.

  • Bearcat Advantage has a maximum award of 132 earned credit hours (including dual credit and transfer hours).